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DZ5001 - Quartz
Wanna, Waziristan, NWFP, Pakistan
cabinet - 10.5 x 8.9 x 7.0 cm
$ 400.00 DISCOUNTED 25.00% OFF TO $ 300.00

Two fadens at nearly right angles are perched on a thin flake of quartz matrix. You see a lot of fadens on the market in the last several years, yet matrix peices are still somewhat rare.


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Quartz from Wanna, Waziristan, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ5001a.jpg] Quartz from Wanna, Waziristan, NWFP, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ5001b.jpg]




DZ5002 - Molybdenite
Crown Point Mine, Holden, Lake Chelan, Washington USA
cabinet - 11.7 x 6.2 x 5.5 cm
$ 2500.00

This is a truly exceptional molybdenite specimen. Molybdenites usually form without pyramidal terminations (basal pinachoid). This specimen has two crystals; one of which is doubly terminated as a bipyramidal crystal, while the other has a pyramid termination on one side with the other side hidden beneath the quartz matrix. This specimen came from the Mike Groben collection. He aquired it in 1961 via exchange with Ed McDole. Its a great specimen with great provenance.

ex Mike Groben collection.


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Molybdenite from Crown Point Mine, Holden, Lake Chelan, Washington USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5002a.jpg] Molybdenite from Crown Point Mine, Holden, Lake Chelan, Washington USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5002b.jpg] Molybdenite from Crown Point Mine, Holden, Lake Chelan, Washington USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ5002c.jpg]




DZ5004 - Malachite peudo after Azurite
Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.2 x 2.3 cm
$ 200.00

A nice rose of azurite crystals with near total pseudomorphism to malachite.


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Malachite peudo after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ5004a.jpg] Malachite peudo after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ5004b.jpg] Malachite peudo after Azurite from Milpillas Mine, Municipo de Cananea, Sonora, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ5004c.jpg]




DZ0302 - Barite
Santa Lucia, Near Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy
small cabinet - 6.7 x 5.5 x 4.2 cm
$ 450.00

Beautiful golden barite crystals with nice tabular form. The crystals are zoned with a darker band near the outside edge of the crystals which enhances the golden color.


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Barite from Santa Lucia, Near Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/zowater/DZ0302a.jpg] Barite from Santa Lucia, Near Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy [db_pics/zowater/DZ0302b.jpg]




DZ0303 - Calcite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5.1 x 4.6 cm
$ 125.00

A complex group of rhombohedral calcites that are nearly in optical continuity. There is iron stain on preferential faces giving a slight pink hue to the crystals. They are perched on a dolomite crystal matrix with a little bit of duftite for contrast.


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Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/zowater/DZ0303a.jpg] Calcite from Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/zowater/DZ0303b.jpg]




DZ0308 - Pyrite on Quartz
Spruce Claim, King County, Washington
small cabinet - 8.8 x 5.6 x 5.5 cm
$ 500.00

For those of you familiar with this locality, you will know how rare it is to get a complete cube that is not fractured or cracked. This is an exemplary specimen from the locality.


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Pyrite on Quartz from Spruce Claim, King County, Washington [db_pics/zowater/DZ0308a.jpg] Pyrite on Quartz from Spruce Claim, King County, Washington [db_pics/zowater/DZ0308b.jpg] Pyrite on Quartz from Spruce Claim, King County, Washington [db_pics/zowater/DZ0308c.jpg]




DZ0305 - Stannite & Quartz
Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China
small cabinet - 6.8 x 5.9 x 3.1 cm
$ 1500.00

A nice group of nearly complete tetrahedrons of stannite perched on a clear quartz crystals.


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Stannite & Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ0305a.jpg] Stannite & Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ0305b.jpg] Stannite & Quartz from Yaogangxian Mine, Chenzhou Prefecture, Hunan Province, China [db_pics/zowater/DZ0305c.jpg]




DZ1612 - Silver
Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico
miniature - 3.3 x 2.9 x 0.5 cm
$ 850.00

A wonderfully stout silver wire with great striations and patina. The wire is 1cm wide in places but naturally flattened being only .3cm thick.


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Silver from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ1612a.jpg] Silver from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ1612b.jpg]




DZ1610 - Cassiterite
Viloca Mine, La Paz, Bolivia
miniature - 3.3 x 2.7 x 2.4 cm
$ 200.00

A large single twinned cassiterite crystal with an unusual slightly flattened quartz crystal protruding from the base.


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Cassiterite from Viloca Mine, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/zowater/DZ1610a.jpg] Cassiterite from Viloca Mine, La Paz, Bolivia [db_pics/zowater/DZ1610b.jpg]




DZ1605 - Rutile
Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4.7 x 4.3 cm
$ 800.00

A lustrous twinned rutile crystal with great red flashes on both the prism and pyramid faces. The matrix appears to be heavily iron-stained intergrown andalusite crystals.


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Rutile from Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ1605a.jpg] Rutile from Graves Mountain, Lincoln County, Georgia USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ1605b.jpg]




DZ1601 - Calcite on Fluorite
Denton Mine, Harris Creek District, Southern Illinois USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 4.5 x 3.3 cm
$ 450.00

This interesting calcite specimen sits on etched fluorite fragments as matrix. The calcite has unusual scalenohedral(?) bodies capped by poker chip like twinned crystals at the top.


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Calcite on Fluorite from Denton Mine, Harris Creek District, Southern Illinois USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ1601a.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Denton Mine, Harris Creek District, Southern Illinois USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ1601b.jpg] Calcite on Fluorite from Denton Mine, Harris Creek District, Southern Illinois USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ1601c.jpg]




DZ1609 - Beryl var. Aquamarine on Albite
Harra Mosh, Dassau, Sassi, Gilgit, Pakistan
small cabinet - 6.6 x 3.4 x 3.3 cm
$ 1500.00

A totally transparent pale blue aquamarine crystal nested in well crystallized albites.


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Beryl var. Aquamarine on Albite from Harra Mosh, Dassau, Sassi, Gilgit, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ1609a.jpg] Beryl var. Aquamarine on Albite from Harra Mosh, Dassau, Sassi, Gilgit, Pakistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ1609b.jpg]




DZ1608 - Tourmaline
Kunar Province, Afghanistan
miniature - 4.5 x 2.1 x 1.3 cm
$ 300.00

Two parallel tourmaline crystals of almost forest green color at the base, progressively lightening upwards to nearly colorless at the tips. 


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Tourmaline from Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ1608a.jpg] Tourmaline from Kunar Province, Afghanistan [db_pics/zowater/DZ1608b.jpg]




DZ1607 - Hemimorphite
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 7.5 x 6.5 x 5.7 cm
$ 600.00

A group of bi-colored hemimorphoite crystals to 4cm growing out of a red gossanous matrix. The top half of the crystals are yellowish in color while the bases are more white. Several of the crystals are totally transparent and colorless. The yellow color is iron staining which appears to be both on the surface and within the crystals.


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Hemimorphite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ1607a.jpg] Hemimorphite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/zowater/DZ1607b.jpg]




DZ4711 - Goethite
Lake George, Park County, Colorado USA
miniature - 4.5 x 2.4 x 2.1 cm
$ 100.00

A group of semilustrous brown goethite crystals in classic sprays typically found in the amazonite pockets.


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Goethite from Lake George, Park County, Colorado USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4711a.jpg] Goethite from Lake George, Park County, Colorado USA [db_pics/zowater/DZ4711b.jpg]


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